Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - December 8th

                                                                 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on December 8, 2014 at 6:30 P. M. in the District Office.

 

After a quorum was established the meeting was called to order by the president, Dave Bartlett.                   

 

Members present: Dave Bartlett, Eric Kingland, Cindy Carter, Bruce Mielke, Keila Buffington, Gary Ludwig, Pat Hobbs. Members absent: none. 

 

Cindy Carter moved to approve the agenda.  Bruce Meilke seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Dave Bartlett gave the President’s report and additional comments to the Board.

 

Steve Putz and Ken Baker reported to the Board.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reported to the Board on the following: IASB Conference, Top of Iowa Conference.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the November 10, 2014 regular meeting, and personnel.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve all consent agenda items.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

         Anjaih Clemons – dance team – resignation effective December 19

         Todd Espeland – Maintenance 

         Ryan Hall – Maintenance/Transportation 

         Tammy Larson – Asst from 7 hrs to 7½ hrs

         Rebecca Schnebly – Asst from 7 hrs to 7½ hrs

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed IASB legislative priorities.                 

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members discussed the removal of the old District Office and the next step of the Board of Adjustment.

         

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the strategic plan and deadlines and the financial health document.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 404.7-R, 505.7, 505.8, 505.9, 505.9-E, 505.10, 505.10-R, 505.11, 505.11-R, 505.11-E, 505.12.  Pat Hobbs moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed the IASB District 2 Board Member Ballot.  After discussion Keila Buffington moved to approve Jon Rowen from Eagle Grove.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the At-Risk Modified Allowable Growth request.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the request as presented with flexibility to change if necessary.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven. Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the sale of the old Classic School Bus to Heritage Park for $1.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the sale of the bus to Heritage Park for $1 and direct a notice of the sale be published as required by law.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a request to the School Budget Review Committee for allowable growth for Open Enrollment Out and LEP Instruction beyond 5 years.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the request.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following statements.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the following for payment.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

               

Keila Buffington moved to adjourn the meeting.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none. Carried.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:10 P.M.

 

Dave Bartlett, President                            

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM